On April 22, 2017, 25 scientific and medical societies, including the American Society of Hematology (ASH), participated in the March for Science, drawing attention to the continued need for government funding to support vital research in medicine and other sciences.
“Science has no political agenda but gives us the tools to find the truths about our world, helping us to implement informed policies that enrich our communities,” ASH representatives wrote in a statement announcing the Society’s involvement. ASH’s slogan for the march was “Science Is in Our Blood.”
The 25 groups also signed a joint statement in support of the march and “its nonpartisan call for the appreciation of scientific evidence, education, and investment.” The statement cited specific efforts that rely on federal funding, including research supported by the National Institutes of Health, quality and patient safety ensured by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and protective measures provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: American Society of Hematology news release, April 17, 2017.